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which all of the other topics tried to balance around. some of the topics are not just the categories of the industries, but how do we generate capital for maritime improvements? how do we balance birthing and public access on the piers? how do we provide for water recreation which has found popularity? how do we prepare for cleaner maritime industries so we can have clean fuel cargo ships? that gives you the plan. >> diversity of activities in people. the objective is a diverse range of activities. not just maritime or recreational and entertainment
but also work. the port has been a place of work so the waterfront plan is trying to find ways to work with the city's policies, stay within the public trust responsibilities but still offer a broad diversity of activities to keep the waterfront vibrant in this urban edge. that said, we have also the need for interim leases. these are all germane to proposition h requirement that dictated need for acceptable land uses. it will set forth the tables based on these port-wide policies. clearly there is a lot of progress made on the open space network front. if you compare this with 20
years ago i it is inspiring to e what is done to bring a connected waterfront network across the miles. the embarcadero and the parks have been memorialized in the updates. largely the planned network of open spaces is complete. there is one new major open space investment identified to create a plaza behind us another -- behind us. thathat is the civic center of e waterfront there is a case to get the funds for that over time. that said, there is a lot of discussions had about how do we try to use the parks and public open spaces more actively, more
interestingly to offer more recreational opportunities and the policies and plan update will speak to that as well. >> urban design, historic preservation. these frame a lot of what we consider to be the desirable types of additions we want along the waterfront? the 20 years two national register historic districts at pier 70 and the embarcadero. those have given clear thinking how we bring about vitalization and balance the historic maritime heritage the public clearly values. the water front plan has two volumes.
one has the urban se design ande land use policies are in another. the update will collapse them all under one cover. a lot of work is being done to get the policies organized. financially strong port. all of the work to set up the stable and comprehensive capital planning and budgeting system is a helpful thing recognized in the plan and the topic of a lot of deep discussions with the public during the public planning process. it is that way that they were able to understand the financial feasibility requirements and the necessity of revenues that has driven a lot of the discussion that we hope the policies
incorporated will be instrumental in real change. with that comes the responsibilities for making sure there is an economic opportunity, equity extended to all sectors of our community, to make sure that everybody has a space at the table to participate in the benefits. transportation. a lot of discussion about transportation, congestion, parking, transportation demand management, safety, bicycles on the embarcadero. we had all of the transportation agencies participate in the meetings. the underlying concern for the port is that those relationships with the agencies are the most fundamental to make improvements on the waterfront.
the port has very little or no control over those systems. it is to make sure our objectives are in line for increases in services that we need. for the port, i think one of the things to flag for our attention is that we do still have industrial and maritime uses. some of those requirements we need for the car go in the fishing has been a ton pick we will continue to have to keep out there because there is a move for pedestrian and bicycle access, but did safety issues of making sure we can still have a working maritime port are in the policies and the transportation goal. environmental sustainability. the port, i think, through many of the presentations that carol brought to the commission
previously starts to reveal the depth of the environmental sustainability and management stewardship programs that weren't fully revealed until this planning process. this is one of the new ones we are highlighting to talk about the different faces to talk about somewhat i would means on the waterfront. they are about operations and smart, clean responsible operations as well as habitat and wildlife management and making sure we address the coming regulatory needs for cleaner air emissions, soil management to make sure we are doing right by the bay and the ecoal gee. the more we -- ecology.
the more we help ourselves on the resilience front. i don't need to go into how much energy the working on behalf of the city and the sea wall and flood study. the water front plan working group has recognized that the recommendations they put forth are not intended to be the solutions for the seawall or sea level rise but to provide input as to what are the things the public values so our planning efforts will take those into account when coming up with different solutions. the sea wall program to strengthen adapt and envision framework highlights where we are now with the water front and
the types of investing to be made put us into this adapt straited gory. how do we make it other adaptable? the port will be a laboratory of solutions. what does adapt look like? what is working well? hopefully that will help all us understand better how to make resilience work. to do all of that, partnering. this is another new goal that is being added to the plan specifically focused on what it means to work together and to be truly inclusive to expand all of our equity programs to make sure all populations that don't typically get to come to the port there is still a way to
reach out to them. it including business and public agency partners, state lands commission, staff is a true partner walking through us on all of the long meetings to align our public trust interest and the work with the city to align it with the city's land use and policy interest as well. these communities for community part he neverring include process steps for lease and development proposals. that we would cover for the embarcadero appear 30-32, and taking it to the next level those were the nine silos of gold i was trying to go through.
those goals drive statements what it is we are trying to achieve along the waterfront. there arthere are five. pier 35 to 14 including the ferry building, south beach to china basin and then south of china basin we have mission bay which is largely developed all right. then th the southern waterfront. we will talk how the portwide policies apply to those areas, and there will be a map that shows all of the properties and a table acceptable land uses for
each of the properties located within those sub areas. in terms of schedule going forward working on the production. we have a team of staff working on this. we expect to have the plan out in early june, and we will provide a copy to the commission and the working group members. we would like to spend time with those who spent the most time in all of the meetings before we take it out to the public outreach and solution it is public comments and address questions. we will buy planning -- be planning to meet with advisory group members in late june. which we will send out a broad
public notice to meet would people to educate about the plan. payment we are working to get environmental review process up and running. i think i saw team members who will be helping on take front as well as work with bcdc because of many of the changes are in the plan so we have those lined up. i want to spend a minute to talk to you about the depth and the breadth of the discussions and how they really did not stop at just giving us advice as to how to update this plan, but with
the projects coming upbringing more public use to the piers, those sprung from the public discussions. what we found as staff is that when you invest in the time to talk through all of the complexities of what the port has to do to keep the lights on, keep the operations going, keep the money flowing while we are trying to plan for the next improvements and why you are confronted with kinds of questions and policy issues that you are and giving the direction that you do to the staff that people are very interested in that. we have found that the more when the time that we spend walking through the details, the more people want to help and be problem solvers with the port. that is reflected with the work we will do on the care another
on the embarcadero district and why we are looking for advancing an r.f.p. for those two sites and going through all of the difficult public discussions around the navigation center, those are all part of the collective education that hopefully will help us to work together on making improvements on the waterfront. again, i think moving forward, we are the laboratory for adapt solutions. we are the place to try to make a difference on not just improving the port but protecting the city. the more that we can build on the understanding that the voters reflected in the approval of prop a funds, the more we can get done in as efficient amount of time as possible because time
is precious. to that end given the richness of the community engagement, it is a natural for the staff to want to have the waterfront plan be dedicated to corinne. she was what a responsible citizen and community does in looking for making their public waterfront better, and we are very happy to really honor her with this plan, which i hope that she will be happy with it. we will see what happens. that is our plan. it will be dedicated to her and to all of the work that everybody put into it. this is not to take anything away from janice lee and rudy. they were stellar co-chairs as
alice and el lynn. they did the work along with my colleagues david, brad and carol, byron. we just couldn't have done it without everybody pulling in. with that we hope you will approve the attached resolution we have in the staff report to permanently celebrate and recognize corinne's could be cos contribitions by naming the pier 52 boat launch in her honor. thank you very much for your guidance through all of this. >> thank you. there is public comment. alice rogers and ellen.
>> good afternoon, commissioners. i am here to cheer on the staff for this work of finishing up the draft of the plan, as diane said it is an exceedingly complex document. i think it may be the first time we are really happy that we can link to the internet because the summaries, there will be no executive summary really to get through the meat of this document. we are going to need all of those links. i have gotten a little sneak peak. i feel confident of the areas i worked on. the synthesis is keeping the just of all of the meetings that we had. there is a lot of detail. people are invested in the recommendations and how they were worded so these links are going to be really important.
i also want to stress what diane said about really keeping this process moving forward so that the community doesn't lose all of this information that you spent three years educating not only the working group but the community at-large because the decisions you make and the community is going to want to weigh in on and needs to weigh in on are as complex as they get, and we need all of this rich education that we have so that we don't resort to solutions. that is not going to work. the values? the plan, diversity and authenticity and preservation combined with education we have gotten will hopefully if we can move fast enough on the r.f.p.s to make the
couldlaboration with the public meaningful and productive. thank you. >> thank you. >> good afternoon. i am ellen, co-chair of the maritime commerce advisory committee. i was honored to be the liaison for m.c.a. c for the waterfront land use plan process. i am missing a grade buddy here today who was on the land-use committee for the working group, corinne woods. i will get into a couple comments about her later. i spend most of my time on the land-use committee. i attended as many of the other committee meetings as possible to really bring the maritime
interest through the other arenas. i like to think i was able to contribute given my other experiences in the city over many years in the broad arena of ports and city interest. mcac is very eager to see the process move forward. as alice said, as well as the r.f.p. for the embarcadero pier development in piers 30 and 32. you know, the future of the maritime mission at the port we know it is tied to the investment and the improvements that need to be made to the pier facilities on which the maritime operations depend. i am really excited about this waterfront land use plan as it
goes forward because what it really does, it affirms a vibrant vision for preservation of thelis tore rick pier goes with in a new public trust. i would say the new public trust objectives framework. the framework recognizes that we are going to need investment to maintain the facilities and that public oriented uses and more public activation is certainly needed, combined with maritime use. this is a new strategy the land use plan will pep the r.f.p. process going forward. i am excited to see this continue.
the point about corinne even before i got involved with the port, i have known her for many, many years. she was the city's waterfront and port collective stage and a check point on reality. you know, we would tag team a lot together to make sure that the reality check and the stage for what is happening that people know about it and speak about it, and i hope that working with alice and many, many others participating in the working group that we can continue to be your stage, to be yes reality check. going forward i want to say the maritime committee endorses your
distribution of these master full amendments that have gone forward with diane and the staff team, great hand, thoroughly endorse the resolution supporting the dedication on the waterfront plan. >> thank you. any other public comment on this item? can i have a motion? >> so moved. dedication of the launch in honor of corinne woods. >> do you have anything? >> i just want to commend everyone and i think if it wasn't corinne woods name on this plan it would be diane nervous name. you have done a fantastic job. i know it is a team effort and
many people including co-chairs and everybody working on this. you have been the guiding force, you have been patient and persistent and you have put all of the pieces together. you have kept us updated as all of the pieces of the puzzle have come together. it is not easy. in terms of the depth and breath of the plan. it was way back in the 1990s. we in a great place. it is a framework to help us. i think it is coming at a great time when we are embarking upon the actual major aspects of the plan which is what are we going to do with the historic piers. commissioner brennan and i went -- commissioner brandon and i
went on a tour to prioritize as now we understand how it fits together and would like to see it together and execute it and including it. i would say the next step seems to be for staff to give us the timeline of the strategy of the r.f.p. process that help us understand how you go about executing the major pieces of the waterfront land use plan that will guide us on many issues. there are major pieces we need to know the timeline as you continue to complete this -- i don't know what you want to call it. it is greater than war and peace. it is everything you want to know about the water front. we feel fortunate that we have the waterfront planned, strategic plan, we have things to help us so we are making decisions that are with the framework that makes sense, that
we have a mission, a vision as well as road map and that we have the community with us to be our stage and reality check that we also are not sitting in an ivory tower making decisions on our own at the commission level. i endorse everything i heard today and i want to commend everybody involved, especially you, diane. >> thank you. i couldn't have said it any better. >> thank you for the presentation. no questions and i support. >> thank you all committee members and diane. thank you for leading the charge. you have done a phenomenal job. you spent a lot of time and energy. we can't thank you inform for the efforts to come up with the draft amendments and hopefully they will all move through. it is about the dedication to
san francisco is surrounded on three sides by water, the fire boat station is intergal to maritime rescue and preparedness, not only for san francisco, but for all of the bay area. [sirens] >> fire station 35 was built in 1915. so it is over 100 years old. and helped it, we're going to build fire boat station 35. >> so the finished capital planning committee, i think about three years ago, issued a guidance
that all city facilities must exist on sea level rise. >> the station 35, construction cost is approximately $30 million. and the schedule was complicated because of what you call a float. it is being fabricated in china, and will be brought to treasure island, where the building site efficient will be constructed on top of it, and then brought to pier 22 and a half for installation. >> we're looking at late 2020 for final completion of the fire boat float. the historic firehouse will remain on the embarcadero, and we will still respond out of the historic firehouse with our fire engine, and respond to medical calls and other incidences in the district. >> this totally has to
incorporate between three to six feet of sea level rise over the next 100 years. that's what the city's guidance is requiring. it is built on the float, that can move up and down as the water level rises, and sits on four fixed guide piles. so if the seas go up, it can move up and down with that. >> it does have a full range of travel, from low tide to high tide of about 16 feet. so that allows for current tidal movements and sea lisle rises in the coming decades. >> the fire boat station float will also incorporate a ramp for ambulance deployment and access. >> the access ramp is rigidly connected to the land side, with more of a pivot or hinge connection, and then it is sliding over the top of the float. in that way the ramp can flex up and down like a
hinge, and also allow for a slight few inches of lateral motion of the float. both the access ramps, which there is two, and the utility's only flexible connection connecting from the float to the back of the building. so electrical power, water, sewage, it all has flexible connection to the boat. >> high boat station number 35 will provide mooring for three fire boats and one rescue boat. >> currently we're staffed with seven members per day, but the fire department would like to establish a new dedicated marine unit that would be able to respond to multiple incidences. looking into the future, we have not only at&t park, where we have a lot of kayakers, but we have a lot of developments in the southeast side, including the stadium, and we want to have the ability to respond to any marine or
maritime incident along these new developments. >> there are very few designs for people sleeping on the water. we're looking at cruiseships, which are larger structures, several times the size of harbor station 35, but they're the only good reference point. we look to the cruiseship industry who has kind of an index for how much acceleration they were accommodate. >> it is very unique. i don't know that any other fire station built on the water is in the united states. >> the fire boat is a regionalesset tharegional assete used for water rescue, but we also do environmental cleanup. we have special rigging that we carry that will contain oil spills until an environmental unit can come out. this is a job for us, but it is also a way of life
>> i particularly want to thank a former commissioner and former vice president of the board, mark sanchez, for their sponsoring of the resolution that made this day possible. thank you. [applause] >> i want to thank all of our students for engaging in the process and evolving in their thinking. our faculty and staff, our parent and community at large for their support. think youth -- special thanks go to our muralists for countless hours designing -- [cheers and applause] >> countless hours designing the
beautiful murals right across our office. and to marita and ray for their contribution, to make our main mural possible. gracilis. i think i have developed a reputation for talking a little too much. today, however, words cannot express my appreciation to the name change committee. we are in a -- a fluid and adaptable bunch. the commitment, the energy, the dedication, the excitement and love for the idea where a constant in every single act we took to get to this stage. to you, thank you. [applause]
[speaking spanish] to every single parent who helped us along the way. our parent volunteers, supporting us throughout this process. without you, this would not have happened. [speaking spanish] [applause] >> it is not about just talk, talk, talk. let's celebrate. let's begin our celebration hearing our fifth-graders in their own evolution. [cheers and applause]
>> welcome parents, families, students and community members to this special event. my name is lucy sylvester. [speaking spanish] >> today we are celebrating the renaming of our school. i have to be honest, when my fellow fifth-grade peers and i heard the news renaming of our school, we were not happy. many felt confused and upset because we felt as if we were losing our attachment to the school. we really didn't know who she was or what she did. [speaking spanish]
>> in class, we began a learning about this person through read aloud his, watching a documentary, and hearing from other people who know about her. little by little, we started changing our minds because we shop -- saw what she did for foreign workers and other people now we think it was a good decision that the school name was changed, as she deserves a school named after her in san francisco. [cheers and applause] [speaking spanish]
[applause] >> the fifth-graders are lucky enough to have been elected for the mural product -- project. we begin to brainstorm ideas for what would go on the wall. without a be a good idea to show the work that she did in order for the farmers to have their rights. through this mural, we want to show the community that our school is teaching students how to advocate for themselves and others. [speaking spanish]
>> today we feel proud to be at this school. we hope that the future students that attend the school follow the beliefs. [speaking spanish] [applause]. >> thank you and have a great rest of your day. [cheers and applause] [speaking spanish] >> that is what education is supposed to do. help the kids come to their own conclusions. and we will introduce our superintendent, dr. matthews, to give us some remarks.
>> it afternoon, everyone. -- good afternoon, everyone. what a great day. yesterday it rained, it's supposed to rain tomorrow, but when you are doing something extremely special and extremely important, look how the sun comes out. [cheers and applause] i want to thank the students, families, teachers, and the community leaders and teachers who are here today. in order for this to happen, it takes great leadership. i want to acknowledge our school board who is here. you'll be hearing from him in a minute. i want to also acknowledge our former assembly member and former board of education minister who is here, and a special thank you to principal
rodriguez. [cheers and applause] it is truly my honor and quite a privilege to be here today to celebrate the renaming of this school, and what an honor it is to have dolores huerta hear herself in attendance. she has dedicated her life are fighting for civil and human rights of those who are oppressed and disenfranchised. these are the values that we teach our students each and every day here in san francisco unified and we strive to embody as educators. in fact, some of our school districts are exactly what she has dedicated her entire life to to persist through challenges, and to make sure that she stands for the rights of those most vulnerable in the community.
[applause] >> here in this district, our vision is to provide the opportunity for every student to become multilingual and multicultural. multilingualism and multiculturalism are assets we aim to develop and nurture in our students. it is an essential part of the graduate profile as we prepare our students for the skills that they will need to be successful in this 21st century. we have over 70 language programs in our schools throughout the district. the schoolwide spanish immersion program here at this school offers students at least half of their instruction in spanish from kindergarten through to the fifth-grade. [cheers and applause] >> this passion for social justice and the commitment to serving its community are evident here at this school.
this school bearing the name of a lifelong champion for these ambitions and it is a great honor for the school district for our entire city and it is our honor. we thank you for allowing us to name the school after you. thank you so much. [cheers and applause] [speaking spanish] >> we welcome our first graders, who in collaboration with san francisco developed a project about heroes. [speaking spanish] [cheers and applause]